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U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack, Trump says 'locked and loaded'

17 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame. | Video

Nach Drohnenangriff - Konflikt zwischen USA und Iran verschärft

16 Sep 2019

Dubai/Berlin Nach den Drohnenangriffen auf saudische Ölanlagen nimmt der Konflikt zwischen den USA und dem Iran an Schärfe zu.

WRAPUP 3-Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' for potential response to Saudi oil attack

16 Sep 2019

* Yemen's Houthi movement says it was behind drone attack (Updates with Trump comments, decision to ready emergency stockpile, oil prices)

With Bolton's departure, an Iran hawk leaves the chessboard

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON John Bolton's departure from the White House removes an obstacle to the possibility of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks, but the odds of such a dialogue leading anywhere remain low, current and former U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Iran to develop centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment

05 Sep 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran on Wednesday said it would take another step away from a 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment but it also gave European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact.

U.S. blacklists 'oil for terror' ship network as it raises pressure on IRGC

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday blacklisted an "oil for terror" network of firms, ships and individuals allegedly directed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for supplying Syria with oil worth hundreds of millions of dollars in breach of U.S. sanctions. | Video

Iran floats offer on nuclear inspections; U.S. sceptical

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Iran on Thursday signalled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear programme that met immediate scepticism in Washington.

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now

12 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy.

Exclusive: Iran's release of Lebanese prisoner was failed overture to U.S.

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Iran's release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with U.S. permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for U.S.-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue.

Europeans plan new Iran push but may be nearing end of diplomatic road

18 Jun 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Britain, France and Germany plan a new push to keep Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran's threat to violate one of its central limits, but they may be nearing the end of the diplomatic road they embarked on more than 15 years ago.

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